Period
to 21 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Security Solutions Architect was £85,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1102 1062 1205
Rank change year-on-year -40 +143 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Solutions Architect 77 118 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.067% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.070% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 51 108 55
UK median annual salary £85,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
10th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £61,809
90th Percentile £112,500 £105,000 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £86,250 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year +18.97% +3.57% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 165,167 169,750 201,213
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.48% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 134,266 141,304 168,229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,673
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Security Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Security Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect.

Salary trend for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Solutions Architect in the UK

Security Solutions Architect
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 72 £85,000 +6.25% 14
UK excluding London +19 50 £86,250 +18.97% 10
Midlands +49 25 £82,500 +50.00% 6
West Midlands +26 25 £82,500 +50.00% 4
South East +18 20 £105,000 +50.00% 1
London -35 19 £85,000 +6.25% 5
North of England +12 4 £63,000 -16.00% 1
South West -2 4 £90,000 -
North West - 3 £63,000 -
Wales - 2 £65,000 -
Scotland - 2 £85,000 - 1
Yorkshire +26 1 £54,000 -28.00% 1
East of England +8 1 - - 1

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Security Solutions Architect job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 35 (45.45%) Information Security
2 34 (44.16%) SIEM
3 33 (42.86%) Presales
4 27 (35.06%) CISSP
5 26 (33.77%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (29.87%) TOGAF
7 20 (25.97%) ITIL
8 19 (24.68%) Network Security
9 18 (23.38%) Cisco
10 16 (20.78%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (20.78%) SABSA
10 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
11 15 (19.48%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (19.48%) Security Architecture
12 14 (18.18%) ITIL V3
12 14 (18.18%) Line Management
12 14 (18.18%) CheckPoint
12 14 (18.18%) Firewall
13 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (16.88%) Network Design
13 13 (16.88%) MPLS
13 13 (16.88%) OSPF
13 13 (16.88%) BGP
13 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (16.88%) CCNP
13 13 (16.88%) Splunk
13 13 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 12 (15.58%) Degree
14 12 (15.58%) Protective Monitoring
15 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Security Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.39%) IIS
2 2 (2.60%) Apache Geronimo
2 2 (2.60%) CMS
2 2 (2.60%) JBoss
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.60%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) IaaS
1 6 (7.79%) PaaS
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) Network Security
2 14 (18.18%) Firewall
3 13 (16.88%) BGP
3 13 (16.88%) MPLS
3 13 (16.88%) OSPF
4 8 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (10.39%) DHCP
4 8 (10.39%) DNS
4 8 (10.39%) Ethernet
4 8 (10.39%) FWSM
4 8 (10.39%) LAN
4 8 (10.39%) SNMP
4 8 (10.39%) SSL
4 8 (10.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.39%) VLAN
4 8 (10.39%) VPN
4 8 (10.39%) WAN
4 8 (10.39%) Wireshark
4 8 (10.39%) WLAN
5 5 (6.49%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (2.60%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Maven
1 8 (10.39%) Selenium
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
1 7 (9.09%) Military
2 6 (7.79%) Publishing
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Hibernate
1 10 (12.99%) Spring
2 8 (10.39%) Middleware
3 2 (2.60%) .NET
3 2 (2.60%) J2EE
3 2 (2.60%) J2SE
4 1 (1.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.99%) Cyberthreat
2 10 (12.99%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.39%) Computer Science
3 8 (10.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (7.79%) CMDB
6 5 (6.49%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (5.19%) Public Cloud
8 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.60%) PKI
10 1 (1.30%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) VMS
2 2 (2.60%) Linux
2 2 (2.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Information Security
2 34 (44.16%) SIEM
3 33 (42.86%) Presales
4 26 (33.77%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (29.87%) TOGAF
6 20 (25.97%) ITIL
7 16 (20.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (20.78%) SABSA
8 15 (19.48%) Security Architecture
8 15 (19.48%) Vulnerability Management
9 14 (18.18%) ITIL V3
9 14 (18.18%) Line Management
10 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (16.88%) Network Design
11 12 (15.58%) Protective Monitoring
12 10 (12.99%) Data Modelling
12 10 (12.99%) Information Assurance
12 10 (12.99%) SDLC
12 10 (12.99%) Validation
13 9 (11.69%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) Java
2 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.60%) Perl
3 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) Python
3 2 (2.60%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (35.06%) CISSP
2 13 (16.88%) CCNP
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (15.58%) Degree
4 11 (14.29%) CISM
4 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.99%) CCDP
6 9 (11.69%) CEH
7 8 (10.39%) CCSE
7 8 (10.39%) CISA
7 8 (10.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (10.39%) IISP
7 8 (10.39%) ISSAP
7 8 (10.39%) JNCIP
8 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.79%) CompTIA Security+
9 6 (7.79%) ISEB
9 6 (7.79%) PMI Certification
9 6 (7.79%) PMP
10 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.39%) PMO
3 6 (7.79%) GPG13
4 5 (6.49%) COBIT
5 4 (5.19%) GDPR
5 4 (5.19%) NIST 800
5 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (2.60%) QA
7 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) CSIRT
1 8 (10.39%) QRadar
2 2 (2.60%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Cisco
2 14 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 13 (16.88%) Splunk
4 10 (12.99%) IBM
4 10 (12.99%) Juniper
5 9 (11.69%) NetApp
5 9 (11.69%) VMware
6 8 (10.39%) Forcepoint
6 8 (10.39%) Fortinet
6 8 (10.39%) LogRhythm
6 8 (10.39%) Tufin
7 7 (9.09%) EMC
8 6 (7.79%) Citrix
9 4 (5.19%) McAfee
10 2 (2.60%) HP
10 2 (2.60%) Meraki
10 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.60%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.30%) Huawei